2 Simple Life Eight Legs
3 Living Is So Easy British Sea Power
4 Austere The Joy Formidable
5 From The Richest Planet David Ivar Herman Düne
2 Pocketful Of Money Jens Lekman
3 Staying Sober Golden Virgins
4 Slap Dash for No Cash Art Brut
5 Craftsmanship Buck 65
So the C + C lying Factory (Cameron + Clegg) give us the “age of austerity” bullshite and they let the Banks (who could pay back an extra 20bn out of the 68bn bailout subsidies they received) get away with 1 year 50% tax on their ‘bonuses’. … We are all in this together -my soon to be sold arse – we are.
As Kermit said: I’m glad to be green.
But in the spirit of the caring, sharing “big society“, I’m doing my bit….serving up a tasty nut nut of a tune from
the Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra : 1 The World Is Gone .. after the newsflash the manic laughter.. maybe not somber maybe not grave – but hysterically laughing about all the money being gone is just about spot on.
Eight Legs give us the markedly simple: 2 Simple Life, so simple they basically stole a Smiths tune and sung over it – it’s great – but it’s theft really.
3 Living Is So Easy for British Sea Power – heres to all the dirty girls.. (I get the feeling this might be a piss take – which is why it’s here) VLPs in SUV’s, Cops and Commies going to the party – dying is so easy… being compared to their underlings arcade fire is so easy… BSP we love thee.
4 Austere- The Joy Formidable, this works on so many levels mostly because it comes from an album titled: A Balloon Called Moaning – that balloon engulfs Middle England – all I can think of is that woman complaining that having her child benefit taken away (because they had too much household income) would stop her daughters ballet classes and they had to let the cleaner go. WHAT! it’s the cleaner I’m feeling for – not you. Ever thought about freestyle dancing for your daughter- We can teach 5 year olds how to do this – put on a record and shake like f**king crazy – that’ll be £140 to you .. it’s free advice to normal people.
5 From The Richest Planet David Ivar Herman Düne dreaming of a simple life – I promised to myself.. I’d never need anyone or anything – like the production and the singing : unadorned.
6 The State Of The Union -Thievery Corporation.. I’m trying to work out why I think this fits in with austerity (I do Honest – I think these through thoroughly – it’s the typing out why that I find hard) so “what you do will come back to you” “why you don’t treat me the way you should’ feels like its giving off the right ascetic practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and spiritual discipline ..from the album The Richest Man In Babylon – that’ll do, I need more beer.
7 Pocketful Of Money Jens Lekman oh -I read a brilliant analysis of this and have lost the link – bugger – it’s Jens, It’s great – was it him that destroyed the economy in the first place, with his dodgy deals?
So me great nan X’s(whatever) was one one the first Female methodist preachers in
1772 or ?…(Hi Sarah – hope all the fire and brimstone is all you cracked it up to be) but they had their austere routine type thing didn’t they?.. (sorry, not very good at this – never stopped enjoying myself long enough to learn stuff) so in a mildly pickled state I nominate: 8 Staying Sober - Golden Virgins - “I tried this saying sober thing and it bored me half to death”
9 Slap Dash for No Cash - Art Brut .. just press record and play it straight through – too right (see David Ivar Herman Düne tune mentioned earlier) Art Brut vs Satan was recorded pretty quick in the company of Frank Black Francis – and I’ve had the joy of them playing this live to an audience of mostly friends and family - and how Pixies does it sound when you remove his singing – massively ace, ‘tight as’ playing.. the song fits too – really it does.
When I left college- i’d developed a technique of making photo emulsion- so I could print on any paper and I could cut and paste using a scalpel and glue perfectly – the next year, computers became common place in design studios leaving 4 years of study obsolete, and the prospect that I needed to learn a cold harsh machine for me to work. As a luddite this proved slightly difficult – thankfully 17 years later the ‘spill started up so I did eventually give in to the machines.. all this brings us to: 10 Craftsmanship -Buck 65 “it aint about the dollar or trying to go fast…..unless you take pride in what you are doing it wont last..” strict simple stern – it’s Austere Powers in Goldmailorder.